Cousins attack girl, booked for murder bid

CHANDIGARH: A 19-year-old girl was attacked with a sharp weapon outside her house in Burail on the night intervening May 23 and 24, leaving her seriously injured.

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Chandigarh, May 25

A 19-year-old girl was attacked with a sharp weapon outside her house in Burail on the night intervening May 23 and 24, leaving her seriously injured. The accused, both cousins, who are known to the victim, are at large.

According to the police, the victim, Sapna, stays alone in Burail. The two accused, Sanjay and Laxman, are natives of Gonda district in Uttar Pradesh, who stay in Burail.

On the day of the incident, the accused attacked the victim on the neck and face with a sharp weapon. The victim was rushed to the Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), Sector 32, where she is under treatment.

The police said accused Sanjay was holding some grudge against the victim following which he, along with his cousin Laxman, attacked the victim.

“The victim had shared Sanjay’s secrets with his family some time back, which led to the incident,” sources said. 

The police said a case under Sections 307 (attempt to murder) and 34 (acts done by several persons in furtherance of a common intention) of the Indian Penal Code had been registered against both accused at the Sector 34 police station. 

The police said raids were being conducted at various places to zero in on the accused. — TNS

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